2005 CD release.
Duologues brings Hall and Pieranunzi together for a program of spontaneous improvisations and original compositions defined by a shared sense of adventure. Hall's tone combines occasionally processed hollowbody warmth with an organic acoustic sound, bringing surprising textural breadth. Piano/guitar duets run the inherent risk of sounding cluttered, yet Hall and Pieranunzi—even when engaged in total free play—always use their ears, creating pieces that are rich but never busy.
While the duo occasionally leans to the lyrical—Piernanunzi's jazz waltz "From E. to C. and Jane Hall's "Something Tells Me —the overall atmosphere is more experimental. Both players' inherent economy and tendency to develop themes that, even at their most angular, are eminently singable makes Duologues a kind of approachable free jazz: easy on the ears, but not for the lazy-minded—or for those afraid to leave their comfort zone.
John Kelman ~ AllAboutJazz
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